Monday, March 12, 2012

Recipe: Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This blueberry kale smoothie recipe is yet another variation on the basic recipe I posted earlier. The blueberries offer a strong pairing with kale, both providing a color other than the basic 'swamp-like green' and a smell that actually smells like blueberries instead of a Brassica vegetable! It is beautiful and delicious, but full disclosure here, kale wins in the end. If you have extra and then let this mixture sit around (like storing in the refrigerator), it helps to remember before you open that refrigerator door hours later or the next day that mixing blue and green paint together surely must make some shade of brown because that is what this smoothie will look like! Instead of 'swamp green', we now have 'swamp brown'. The taste is still delicious as my older son and daughter in law will attest. Nothing was left over this morning. It was all consumed with no left-overs!

3/4 cup plain unflavored soymilk
1 cup 100% pear juice
8-10 baby carrots
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp. flaxseeds
1 Tbsp. wheat germ
1 Tbsp. oat bran
2 cups baby kale

Mix together in the blender, starting slowly than on high until fully blended. Timing will vary depending on the oomph of your blender.

(Photo: this kale decoration was only for the photo op and was put into the bag to be added into tomorrow's smoothie!)

Good taste, good health!

Where kale is more than decoration on my plate!

Diana Dyer, MS, RD


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Growing Kale said...

I would never have thought to combine blueberries and kale, but you have convinced me to give it a try!